What could be more wonderful than a cold ice latte on a hot summer day? I enjoy different types of coffee drinks, and sometimes even crave for an ice latte, even though I try to keep my coffee intake in a minimum (sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don’t). When you can’t be sure that the ice coffees you order in cafés are naturally sweetened and dairy-free versions of your favourite coffee drink, it’s best to prepare it yourself. If you prepare it ready to go in a glass bottle, it’s easy to grab along and enjoy anywhere you like – in the park, on a picnic, on the go or even in the car! The ice melts, of course, quite quickly, depending a bit on the weather, soi f you want to enjoy the drink with ice, best drink it soon after leaving home.
This dairy-free nutty ice latte has been sweetened with dates and peanut butter. You can add some variation to the recipe by different choices of non-dairy milk – this time I decided to use rice milk, but a dollop of coconut milk would’ve worked just as well.
Nutty Ice Latte (Dairy-free)
1 portion of strong organic espresso
1,5–2 dl your choice of non-dairy milk (e.g. rice milk, oat milk, soy milk)
1 Tsp peanut butter
Add the peanut butter, date and your choice of non-dairy milk into the blender. Blend for a while. Add ice into a serving glass, and pour the sweetened non-dairy milk on top, add lastly the espresso.
And there you have your perfect ice latte for a hot summer day! On colder days you might even think of drinking this warm – just pour the milk out of the blender into a small pot, heat it up, leave out the ice and drink your non-dairy latte warm.
Waiting for those hot summer days!